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Bethel the Kodiak bear one of the oldest

I’m not sure what human decade she is. I noticed in the video that she has teeth. Too bad she only gets salmon once a year, but the Kuskokwim River is rather far away (and at the opposite time of year).

Bethel the Kodiak brown bear, celebrating birthday in Australia

Bethel the Kodiak brown bear, celebrating birthday in Australia

Not grizzly at all… Bethel the kodiak bear lounges in her enclosure at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. (ABC news)

Australia’s oldest bear has celebrated its 32nd birthday.

Bethel the kodiak [sic] bear also has the distinction of being one of the oldest of its species in the world.

It’s become a birthday ritual that never fails to delight the grand old dame of Taronga Zoo.

“She was bashing at the door as soon as she could smell that salmon coming in,” said zookeeper Deb Olsen.

“She knows that it’s a special day when she sees the big salmon there.”

I noticed while reading up on Bethel’s birthday bash that the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) has a tag or category for news feeds called aged-care. Click on the ink below to add it to your news reader.


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    Supercentenarians January 2009

    Ms Baines is featured in the LATimes article, Gertrude Baines may be 114, but she’s not counting

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local January 11, 2009 Oldest on Earth
    1. Gertrude Baines, 114, Los Angeles; born April 6, 1894
    2. Beatrice Farve, 113, Georgia; April 30, 1895
    3. Kama Chinen, 113, Japan; May 10, 1895
    4. Mary Josephine Ray, 113, New Hampshire; May 17, 1895
    5. Olivia Patricia Thomas, 113, New York; June 29, 1895
    6. Neva Morris, 113, Iowa; Aug. 3, 1895
    7. Chiyo Shiraishi, 113, Japan; Aug. 6, 1895
    8. Tomoji Tanabe, 113, Japan; Sept. 18, 1895 9. Maggie Renfro, 113, Louisiana; Nov. 14, 1895 10. Yoshino Ide, 113, Japan; Jan. 1, 1896
    Source: Inglewood-based Gerontology Research Group


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